Tag Archive | vegetable

Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) 雞屎藤

Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) 雞屎藤

2016-04-09 035 (Medium)

Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) dried mature fruit. Each fruit contains 1-2 seeds. 雞屎藤乾燥的熟果. 每顆果內有1-2顆種子.

2015-04-02 Skunk vine雞屎藤 (2) (Medium)

Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) seeds. 雞屎藤的種子.

2016-04-14 034 (Medium)

Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) seed germination in only several days. 雞屎藤種子還蠻快孵出的.

2016-05-10Skunk Vine (Medium)

Skunkvine (Paederia foetida) seed germination in only several days. 雞屎藤種子還蠻快孵出的.

 

Tender perennial flowering vine.  Whole plant is medicinal and edible.  Leaves can be harvested and cooked as leafy vegetable or as I remembered to chop the leaves and mix with eggs to make omelet.  It is very common used to give a boost for kids or young adults to grow taller.  Also could dry the harvested leaves then blend the dried leaves into powder for storage, when use the powder can mix with rice flour to make dumpling kind of food.  It is a fast growing vine so in some warm countries not eating them will be considered as invasive weed.  The whole plant has an strong scent/odour some people really dislike it hence the common name.

Best grow in full sun to partial shade loction.   Small bell shape, white flowers with magenta inner flower colour in large amount in summer.  Yellow-orange ripe fruit in fall, inside of its fruit with dark seeds. USDA Zones:6-11.   Mature size:20′(L/H) . Self-seed.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or dividing plants.

多年生草花爬藤.  不甚耐寒.  全草具有藥用及食用價值. 葉片可採來如葉菜類煮食,或切碎後炒蛋吃. 老一輩的人說給小孩吃能幫助長高.   根切小段後燉煮粉腸可以治頑強咳嗽.    中國南方通常藉由乾燥葉片後搗成粉狀來貯存或和麵包餡做成粿或餃或丸形來吃.  由於它生長快速,在某些不吃它的溫暖國家被視為強勢的雜草.  全株有濃濃特殊的味道,有些人很不喜歡所以有臭藤的別名.  易於栽種,不耐寒.  開小花如小鈴鐺,外白內紅,數量多.  果熟呈橘黃色,外有薄硬殼,內有種子1-2枚.  種子約播下後5-7天內發芽.  繁殖以種子,壓條,扦插或分株.  它算是兼具食用與藥用的路邊野草!  非常容易栽種在全日照到半日照處.  夏天開花,秋結橘黃色果實,果實內種子黑色.  容易結子.  成熟藤高/長20呎.

Reference links:  參考資料的網站連結:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paederia_foetida                                             http://www.doctorayur.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=195:paederia-foetida&catid=34:health-guide

廣告

Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵

Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵

2017-08-13 Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Red Burgundy') 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵 (1)

Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵

2017-08-07 Red Okra (3)

Red Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Red Burgundy’) seed germination in about 4 days. 紅色羊角豆or紅秋葵種子約4天發芽.

Annual vegetable.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pale pink/yellow flowers in summer to fall.  Edible red seed pods can be harvest and cooked before texture turn rough.  Mature size:6′-8′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Medicinal.

一年生蔬菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  淡粉紅/黃色花於夏天開到秋天.  可食的紅色種莢會由綠轉紅,除非要留種子,種莢嫩時採收要不然會變老纖維化煮後仍不好入口.  成熟株高6-8呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okra                                                                             https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%A7%8B%E8%91%B5                  http://www.360doc.com/content/12/0424/19/802501_206237459.shtml                  http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59929/#b                                           https://kknews.cc/zh-tw/health/bqryln.html

 

 

Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) 薤白

Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) 薤白

2017-08-11 Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) 薤白 (3) - Copy

Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) bulbs. 薤白的球根.

2017-09-21 Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) 薤白 - Copy

Long-stamen Chive (Allium macrostemon) 薤白

Cold hardy bulbous perennial/vegetable/herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Long leaves are hollow.  Whole plant with garlic/chives odor, spicy.  Pale red/purple flowers in summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.    USDA Zones:5-10. Mature size:1′-1.5′(H) X 6″-9″(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs, offsets or division.  Medicinal.

耐寒多年生草本球根植物/蔬菜/料理香草.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  有著中空的狹長葉片.  全草有蒜韭味道,辛辣. 淡淡的紅色/紫色花於夏天盛開.  花頗吸引蜂蝶. 耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高1-1.5呎,寬幅6吋到9吋呎.  繁殖以種子,球根,側芽或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_macrostemon                                 https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%96%A4%E7%99%BD                 http://cht.a-hospital.com/w/%E8%96%A4%E7%99%BD

Elephant Thistle or Silver Milk Thistle (Silybum eburneum) 象薊or象牙水飛薊

Elephant Thistle or Silver Milk Thistle (Silybum eburneum) 象薊or象牙水飛薊

2017-06-30 Elephant Thistle or Silver Milk Thistle (Silybum eburneum) 象薊or象牙水飛薊 (2)

Elephant Thistle or Silver Milk Thistle (Silybum eburneum) 象薊or象牙水飛薊

2017-06-30 Elephant Thistle or Silver Milk Thistle (Silybum eburneum) 象薊or象牙水飛薊 (4) - Copy

Elephant Thistle or Silver Milk Thistle (Silybum eburneum) 象薊or象牙水飛薊

2017-06-27 Elephant Thistle - Copy

Elephant Thistle or Silver Milk Thistle (Silybum eburneum) plant is forming flower bud. 象薊or象牙水飛薊的植株有花苞形成了.

2017-07-18 Elephant Thistle (1) - Copy

Elephant Thistle or Silver Milk Thistle (Silybum eburneum) seeds are from mature dry seed head. 象薊or象牙水飛薊的種子會從乾燥的花中滿出.

2017-07-18 Elephant Thistle (4) - Copy

Elephant Thistle or Silver Milk Thistle (Silybum eburneum) seed head is mature and dry. Seeds from a seed head. 象薊or象牙水飛薊的結子了,右邊是左邊這朵花所生產出的種子.

Also is called Ivory Thistle.   Annual herb/vegetable.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Purple flowers in summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:7-11.  Mature size:1′-4′(H) X 6″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Drought tolerant.  Could be invasive.  Plant is edible after cooked.  Plant has sharp spines, handle with care!  Medicinal.

又稱作象牙薊.  一年生的藥草/蔬菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  夏開紫色花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高1-4呎,寬幅6吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  植株耐旱.  可能變成強勢植物.  植株可以煮食後食用.  植株有銳刺要小心!  藥用.  本植物與乳薊同屬,但比乳薊含較高的水飛薊素.

Reference link: 參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/218283/#b

 

 

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) 皇宮菜or潺菜

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba)  皇宮菜or潺菜

2017-08-07 Malabar Spinach (Basella alba)  皇宮菜or潺菜 - Copy

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) is very easy to grow from supermarket bought thicker stems. 皇宮菜or潺菜很容易從超市買來的較粗的莖條來扦插繁殖.

2017-04-06 Malabar Spinach越南潺菜 (2) - Copy

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) is a common item in Asian supermarket. 皇宮菜or潺菜是亞洲超市常見的蔬菜.

2017-09-20 (1)

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba)  flowers. 皇宮菜or潺菜的花.

2017-12-25 Malabar (2) - Copy

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba)  flowers will self pollinate. 皇宮菜or潺菜的花會自花授粉.

2017-11-07 Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) 皇宮菜or潺菜 (2) - Copy

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba)  purple berry. 皇宮菜or潺菜的紫色漿果.

2017-11-07 Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) 皇宮菜or潺菜 (3) - Copy

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba)  purple berry and single seed inside. 皇宮菜or潺菜的紫色漿果與果內含的單顆種子.

Tropical vegetable/tender perennial as annual climber.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Fast growing.  Small white flowers in summer to fall.  Berries turn black when ripe.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:8′-10′(H/L) X9″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Yes, you can grow this indoors by the window.  Suitable for growing in containers.  Medicinal.  Self seeds easily.

又稱為白落葵. 熱帶不耐寒多年生作為一年生的蔬菜/爬藤.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  生長快速. 夏秋開小白花,漿果成熟轉黑.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/藤長8-10呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行. 有藥用價值.  容易自行落子繁殖.

Reference links:  參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basella_alba                                       https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%90%BD%E8%91%B5                            http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2561/

Sand Leek or Wild Rocambole (Allium scorodoprasum) 野韭菜

Sand Leek or Wild Rocambole (Allium scorodoprasum) 野韭菜

2017-03-18 Sand Leek or Wild Rocambole (Allium scorodoprasum) 野蒜 - Copy

Sand Leek or Wild Rocambole (Allium scorodoprasum) 野韭菜

Hardy bulbous perennial/vegetable.  The spring first harvest is the best in term of flavour and the aroma!  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Prefer to grow in patch or group together rather than spacing out.  Propagate by seeds, bulbs or division.

強健耐寒的多年生球根蔬菜.  春天採收的韭菜是最香最好吃的了!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 喜成群落生長,個別單獨長時反而長得較不好. 繁殖以種子,球根或分株的方式來進行. 這個跟一般農作的韭菜味道不太一樣,球比較明顯,香味比較濃,但不是太嗆辣.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

http://www.brc.ac.uk/plantatlas/plant/allium-scorodoprasum                         https://kotobank.jp/word/%E3%83%8E%E3%83%93%E3%83%AB-770630                  http://japanese.reader.bz/nobiru                                                 http://www.theeast.org/discover-korean-food-146-dr-sook-ja-yoons-dalrae-doen-jang-jji-gae/

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) 秋葵/羊角豆

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)  秋葵/羊角豆

2017-03-20 Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) 秋葵or羊角豆 (4) - Copy

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) tender seed pods are sold in supermarket. 超市賣的秋葵/羊角豆的嫩種莢.

2016-02-02 006 (Medium)

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) seeds. 秋葵/羊角豆種子.

2017-03-13 Okra

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) seeds germinate easily. 秋葵/羊角豆的種子很容易孵出.

Nice vegetable! Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Pale yellow flowers in mid spring to early fall.  The edible part is unripe seedpods. Mature size: 4′-6′(H) X 6″-1′(W).   Propagate by seeds.

蠻棒的蔬菜!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  淡黃色花朵從仲春開到初秋. 可食部位為未熟的種莢. 成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅9吋到1呎. 繁殖以種子的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okra                                                     https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E7%A7%8B%E8%91%B5                          http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59943/